Caring for older loved ones is getting harder, more expensive and more taxing on American families as seniors increasingly choose to stay at home rather than move into a nursing home or assisted living facility.
Also, that choice is impacting employers. According to a Harvard Business report, 40% of people are quitting their jobs so they can care for an older loved one because getting help is so expensive.
Christine Griffin is 81 and has dementia. She and her husband John still live on their own in their Charlotte home but need some help every day.
Their daughter Anne Schmitt was shouldering most of that burden.
“It caused a lot of stress in my life,” Schmitt admitted.